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Welcome to the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cardiovascular Health

The Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch monitors efforts to prevent and control hypertension, a primary risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in North Carolina. In 2013, high blood pressure was the primary cause of 855 deaths and contributed to cause 23,808 heart disease and stroke deaths in NC. About 2.7 million North Carolina adults (36%) have been diagnosed with high blood pressure by a health care professional.

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Diabetes Control and Prevention

The Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch monitors efforts to prevent, control and increase awareness of diabetes in North Carolina. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in North Carolina. In 2012, diabetes was the primary cause for 2,401 deaths (almost 3% of all deaths) and a contributing cause to many more deaths in North Carolina. Almost 1.9 million North Carolinians may have prediabetes, but are unaware of their condition. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

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Obesity

The Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch monitors efforts to decrease rates of overweight and obesity among children, youth and adults in North Carolina. An estimated five million North Carolina adults (66%) are either overweight or obese. North Carolina has the ninth highest prevalence of overweight and the 26th highest prevalence of obesity among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. North Carolina has the 23rd highest overweight and obesity rates among children age 10 to 17 in the nation.

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Physical Activity and Nutrition

The Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch monitors efforts to increase physical activity and healthy eating in schools, childcare facilities, worksites, communities and among North Carolinians at large. For example, Branch efforts are intended to improve fruit and vegetable consumption; in 2011 about 41% of North Carolina adults ate fruits less than one time per day and about 22% ate vegetables less than one time per day compared to 38% and 23% nationally. The Branch is also working to increase the number of North Carolinians who get the recommended amount of physical activity. In 2011 about 47% of North Carolina adults got 150 minutes or more of aerobic physical activity per week, the amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared to about 52% of adults nationally.

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